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    • 2008 Fastest Growing Skills Statistics Report January 2008 Statistics Report January 2008
    • AGENDA  Background  Summary of findings  Fastest Growing Skills of 2008, by Demand • Wordpress • Writing • Excel • SEO • XHTML • Linux • Drupal • Joomla • CSS • Graphic Design  How to use this data  Methodology
    • BACKGROUND oDesk (www.oDesk.com) is the leading marketplace for online workteams with the best business model for both buyers and providers Over 125,000 professional contractors, including software engineers, web developers, graphic designers, writers, researchers, and virtual assistants around the world provide services via oDesk. The average job size on oDesk is $4,000 The following presentation summarizes the fastest growing skills in 2008 on oDesk, by Demand Growth. Click here for more information on trends in technology Click here to see complete oDesk Outsourcing Statistics
    • SUMMARY OF FINDINGS • Blogging dominated as a tech growth area in 2008. Demand for developers and designers with Wordpress experience has increased by more than 4 times. • Demand for Writers, a good portion of which are online or blog related, more than tripled • “Web Presence,” including blogging, was the fastest growing general growth area, with significant growth in SEO, XHTML, Drupal, Joomla, CSS, and Graphic Design. • Linux continues to march into the mainstream with a 152% increase in job postings listing it as a required skill. Skill/Experience Openings, Last 60 Openings, Last 60 Days Change Days in 2007 in 2008 1. Wordpress 37 195 427.0% 2. Writing 32 138 331.3% 3. Excel 30 118 293.3% 4. SEO 73 250 242.5% 5. XHTML 24 61 154.2% 6. Linux 23 58 152.2% 7. Drupal 70 169 141.4% 8. Joomla 157 352 124.2% 9. CSS 119 250 110.1% 10. Graphic Design 20 42 110.0% For more detailed statistics, visit our oDesk Trends Pages
    • WORDPRESS Wordpress is an open source blog publishing application. WordPress is the official successor of b2cafelog, developed by Michel Valdrighi. The number of jobs posted with “Wordpress” listed as a required skill increased by 427% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Wordpress” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Wordpress on oDesk: Click here to find Wordpress jobs on oDesk Click here to find Wordpress providers on oDesk
    • WRITING Freelance, Technical, and Creative writers can all be found through the oDesk System. The number of jobs posted with “Writer” listed as a required skill increased by 331% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Writer” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Writing jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Writing jobs on oDesk Click here to find Writing professionals on oDesk
    • EXCEL Microsoft Excel is part of the MS Office suite. Excel continues to be one of the most requested skills by oDesk providers The number of jobs posted with “Excel” listed as a required skill increased by 293% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Excel” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Excel jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Excel jobs on oDesk Click here to find Excel providers on oDesk
    • SEO Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via quot;naturalquot; (quot;organicquot; or quot;algorithmicquot;) search results. The number of jobs posted with “SEO” listed as a required skill increased by 243% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “SEO” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on SEO jobs on oDesk: Click here to find SEO jobs on oDesk Click here to find SEO providers on oDesk
    • XHTML The Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, or XHTML, is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but also conforms to XML syntax. The number of jobs posted with “XHTML” listed as a required skill increased by 154.2% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “XHTML” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on XHTML jobs on oDesk: Click here to find XHTML jobs on oDesk Click here to find XHTML providers on oDesk
    • LINUX Linux is a generic term referring to Unix-like computer operating systems based on the Linux kernel. Their development is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration. The number of jobs posted with “Linux” listed as a required skill increased by 152% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Linux” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Linux jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Linux jobs on oDesk Click here to find Linux providers on oDesk
    • DRUPAL Drupal is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. It is used as a quot;back endquot; system for many different types of Web sites, ranging from small personal blogs to large corporate and political sites. The number of jobs posted with “Drupal” listed as a required skill increased by 141% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Drupal” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Drupal jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Drupal jobs on oDesk Click here to find Drupal providers on oDesk
    • JOOMLA Joomla! is a free open source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization. The number of jobs posted with “Joomla” listed as a required skill increased by 124% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Joomla” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Joomla jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Joomla jobs on oDesk Click here to find Joomla providers on oDesk
    • CSS Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML, but the language can be applied to any kind of XML document, including SVG and XUL. The number of jobs posted with “CSS” listed as a required skill increased by 110% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “CSS” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on CSS jobs on oDesk: Click here to find CSS jobs on oDesk Click here to find CSS providers on oDesk
    • GRAPHIC DESIGN Over 30,000 Graphic Designers can all be found through the oDesk System. The number of jobs posted with “Design” listed as a required skill increased by 110% in 2008. Below is a chart showing the number of jobs posted with “Design” listed in the job post title, and some summary stats on Design jobs on oDesk: Click here to find Graphic Design jobs on oDesk Click here to find Graphic Design providers on oDesk
    • HOW TO USE THIS DATA • Buyers: – Understand which skills demand is growing the fastest for, to help you: • Determine how much to pay for providers • Understand how much competition there might be for qualified providers with these skills. – Make educated decisions as you interview candidates on oDesk – Understand which skills demand is growing the fastest for, to help you: • Determine how much to charge for your skills • Determine what skills to gain experience in zz • Understand how competitive your skills are – Both • Feel confident that oDesk has the best business model for all parties, and thus continues to change how the world works *For a more complete summary of oDesk statistics, (and grow explosively): visit the oConomy